While avid sneakerheads probably know this already, the Hyperdunk 2016 is the eighth Hyperdunk model that Nike added to the range this year. The Hyperdunk 2016 is a high-performance basketball model that feature Flywire over its uppers and Zoom Air in its soles. Ever since the Hyperdunk was introduced back in 2008, it had become one of Nike’s most admired and renowned basketball silhouettes of all time. The NikeLab Hyperdunk 2016 Elite “Flyknit” that had retailed for $200 on June 27th this year was its debut iteration. Just recently, a Nike Hyperdunk 2016 PE was crafted for Elena Delle Donne, which is now available for all other sneakerheads too.
The Hyperdunk 2016 rendition is the first player edition that Elena Delle Donne has received from Nike. Currently, Elena is one of the WNBA’s best athletes. The path that she has taken in the women’s league has been of her own choosing. Elena claims that she was “super excited” when she learned that she was getting her own Nike PE. It was such a huge and memorable moment for her that she called everyone. A big part of her excitement was the fact that she would now have a sneaker that would tell her story. Elena even gave a great deal of input when the sneaker was being designed.
In a majority of cases, player exclusive colorways of Nike and Jordan Brand models rarely make it too retailers, but that is not the case with Elena Delle Donne’s Hyperdunk 2016 PE. The uppers of the sneaker are almost entirely plain White, but Green Glow-colored accents and detailing are also spread across the uppers. The tongues of this sneaker feature braille-like raised stitching and textures, which is a dedication to Elena’s sister who was blind from birth and is someone with special needs. The words “Path Less Traveled” can also be spotted above the sneaker’s heels.
Elena Delle Donne reveals that players tend to have considerable impact on PE sneaker designs like this one and she it was an “awesome” experience for her to work with Nike. Nonetheless, sneakerheads can take advantage of Elena’s ideas and skills by copping a pair of her Nike Hyperdunk 2016 PE at a price of $140.
Nike Hyperdunk 2016 “Elena Delle Donne” PE
Release Date: December 19th, 2016
869484-999 | $140